Networking: News

  • PictureTel looks to renew interest in videoconferencing

    PictureTel has embarked on a renewed drive to stimulate interest in videoconferencing with a new product as it attempts to overcome slow market acceptance of the technology. The company last week launched its Windows NT-based Intel TeamStation System, developed with new partner Intel and billed as a visual collaboration tool, rather than plain old videoconferencing.

  • Resellers needed to capitalise on IP management

    Accelerating growth of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in the corporate network is set to become a multimillion-dollar industry for integrators that have the skills to offer specialist IP management services.

  • Sun radiant over Jini magic

    One of Sun's top engineers last week positioned his company's Jini distributed computing architecture as the magic formula to fuse the freedom of mobile devices with the power of networks. The message holds particular relevance in mobile-crazed Japan where on-the-go high schoolers already order tickets, send e-mail and play games over their cell phones.

  • Jackson tees off to Asia

    Love it or hate it, Cisco is one of the industry's benchmark networking companies. The last two years has seen it battle hard to lose the "just a router company" image as it seeks out fields of gold in the telecommunications market.

  • SOHO looks for the Internet lin

    D-Link is continuing its charge for market share in the SOHO and home consumer space with its latest DI-series remote connectivity Internet access server products.

  • Online poll seeks salary statistics

    Security professionals and administrators of systems and networks may soon have access to the results of an extensive survey on salaries, job satisfaction and turnover in their field - if they participate in online research being conducted by a professional association.

  • Hospital group snares first IP voice deal

    A group of Victorian IT businesses has defeated IBM and Compaq in a $15 million hospital integration deal touted as one of Australia's first serious converged IP voice and data projects.

  • Datatec seeks Kiwi suitor after Anite buyout

    Acquisition-hungry Datatec has revealed it is on the prowl for another Kiwi business, just weeks after announcing plans to buy Anite's Australian and New Zealand operation. Datatec has agreed to buy Anite Pacific for almost $25 million, a move that follows its CNI acquistion late last year.

  • Army jump-starts global services buy

    The US Army has kicked off a systems integration and engineering procurement worth up to $US1 billion that will provide Army installations and operations worldwide with the talent and expertise required to develop and maintain secure, state-of-the-art global information technology systems.

  • Cisco target small and medium businesses

    Cisco's serious foray into the small and medium business market is paying handsome dividends with that section of the networking company growing over 100 per cent in the 1998 fiscal year.

  • Cabletron spins off software unit

    Cabletron Systems is attempting to cut the competitive ties preventing its network management software from achieving broad industry support. The company last week spun off its Spectrum network management tool as a separate business unit in what executives believe will overcome competitive hurdles and impress shareholders.

  • 3Com reacts to fading NIC, modem market

    3Com's twisting business strategy took another turn last week when it promised not to rely on network interface cards (NICs) and modem business to support future growth. 3Com's stock price dropped almost 14 per cent on hearing the news, which followed disappointing but better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results.

  • Scitec harvests a networking crop

    Communications integration specialist Scitec has edged out local rivals to score a lucrative network upgrade project with West Australian farmers' Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH). The company scored the deal based on technical merit, in what Scitec believes is a vote of confidence in both its network management and integration skills.

  • Peer to peer: Wiring up a networked future

    ARN: How did the company come into being? Anderson: The company was formed in 1985 and we were basically a corporate network provider. However, we started supplying microwave and LAN connections in 1991. Today we are mainly wireless network providers, typically connecting buildings between 30 and 60kms apart.